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through the intersection of octavia and oak, and it had collided with a big rig. a few issues. one, we notice that there are no seat belts on shuttle buses. you have to imagine the full weight of a person being ejected from the shuttle bus then to be injured and killed by the of the vehicle. we may need a re-examination of the law that gives this. i think that seat safety devices should be required in the shuttle and in the public. it is something that if required for children on the shuttle buses, then there may be consideration that we do that four adults, too. just by the full magnitude of this accident in this area. octavia boulevard, as wonderful as it is, does, i think, have some unintended consequences. this would require an assessment, especially as traffic intersects with the arteries. there is the traffic that we directs itself on to the smaller streets and alleyways that tries to navigate around the arteries because of how congested those arteries are, as people are looking to come off of octavia boulevard or go on as they are approaching the highway. it is important that th
are going to be big winners, and they are going to change the way we think of them, the way we relate to them, the way we buy from them, all of that. that is what the future holds. i see the floor. >> thank you. i think the best questions are yet to come, and we are going to turn it over to the audience. >> we would like to remind our listening and viewing audience that this is a program with the commonwealth club of california on the future of cloud computing. our thanks to our distinguished panel for their comments here today. now, we open the floor for a q&a session. we will be passing around a microphone, so if you have questions, please raise your hand and speak into the microphone. >> i have a key question about the backup plan. you mentioned the super bowl earlier. what is the backup plan in the unlikely catastrophic event of the disabling of the system? solar storm or whatever. >> there are lots of things that can go wrong. the rights can hit the planet, and the things go dark, and then we fix it. in general, the technology you are talking about is something which is broadly c
. it is not about antagonizing tour bus operators. on the other hand, enforcement is a big issue, and a big expense. women go to the pleas to part with any kind of enforcement, they are busy with other things. the final analysis tends to be more important. we want that goal to be met as well. then we have the whole business of police work, transportation, a tour bus work for transportation. we do not want to have that happen for limited resources. but there are some things that we can do -- and i am not the expert on tour buses. in my experience, when those things are design-related, the shape of the streets, places where buses go, we tend to have more success and less need for enforcement. to give you a probably bad example, parks and buses is an issue. staging for a tour bus would be different for a shuttle that comes by the neighborhood. of course, we are serving a different constituency. the shuttle bus is serving the residents who are choosing to live in san francisco and work somewhere else and return to the city as soon as they can. we do not want to discourage that. with the tourists, it is
and the big picture. we have worked closely together on improving our roads. i have cycled with him. i know he is very committed to making sure we will see great safety and great industry ahead, and he is someone who rides the bride and walks the walk. we have sat on the knee -- on muni and talk about what needs to happen to improve the system. he has a great team at the mta to pop into this. i think today the future of transportation in san francisco is in good hands. with that, are we about to hear from the man himself? >> that was probably a bad career move on my part, but we're also pleased to have two other members of san francisco leadership with us, supervisor scott wiener from district 8, who has a great interest in uni. would you like to say a word or two? sueprvisor weiner: i really want to congratulate the mta board for making an inspired choice your. another has been discussion in the press as to whether he wants someone who has experience running a transit agency, but i think it is important to keep in mind mta is not just about muni. muni is the 800-pound gorilla. but it also enc
appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayor, and then stayed there for another term. the great thing about being in term mayor is to get to run as an incumbent. the fact that the progressives could not get together to get somebody into office as interim mayor in their own self-interest was very surprising for a lot of us. >> what happened in the last month in city hall was an incredible show of democracy that was part policy, part politics, and it all came together, and more than anything -- not just from a reporter's perspective, often was this? but there was a public interest as well on what was going on in san francisco government. we take it for granted a law that there is a city government here. this was something that brought people together. you heard people talking about it at the cafes, park playground, people who do not always pay attention. in that $0.10, it w
and representing him. >> i have represented him since 1966. i was not in business until 1961. he made a big deal out of working in clay. the things he was doing was something never seen before. >> it is a large scale bronze. it has been sitting here of the hall of justice since 1971. talk about what happens to the work of art out of the elements. >> the arts commission commissioned the piece. they did not set aside money for repair. it has slowly changed color. it was black. it has been restored. >> it has been restored to the original patina. >> there was no damage done to its. i do not think there were any holes made in it. they have been working on it for six or eight weeks. it is practically ready to go. i am very excited to see it done. >> over the course of the arts in richmond program, we have added almost 800 works of art into the public space. maintaining that is not something that the bond funds allow us to do. this is why you came up with the idea of art care. >> i hope we get the community going and get people who really like to be involved. we will give them a chance to be involved.
% of the workers we encouraged to locate and beyond big-market. they will be riding to work a lot. we need to expand those lines to make sure we work with it. i know that each of the supervisors will have a minute to say, but before they do, i wanted to welcome also our business partners, people encouraging their employees to ride to work. we have jeff from wells fargo. you are still with us, right? come on out here. we have peter from green apple books. where is peter? peter, come on up here. these are also the employers working with the city, working with our supervisors, all of them, to make sure they do the best enjoying our efforts. even when we do these, it has been public/private partnerships that actually keep and maintain this. i want to be your with everybody to announce that we have already been working on how we can fund more of these, so with the jfk route that we wrote this morning, recreation and park and mta have been working with our transportation authority through the board of supervisors, and they found a grant that would immediately allow them to plan for the jfk route
do not represent the interests of big business, we do represent the interests of a considerable portion of your constituency. last month, we presented to this board our second complaint against the sfmta which enumerates discriminatory practices against aero and checker analysts situations in which administrative decisions were made without public oversight and legislative codes are in the process of being change without being vetted by the industry. how does this continue to happen under your watch? while we are grateful for the warm response we have received at the executive level of an eta, we have not received responses back -- executive level of the mta, we have not received responses back from the other board members. this is not just about arab checker and the discrimination, this is the community we represent. what does it take to get your attention? >> next speaker, please. >> thank you chairman and directors. i want to talk about the credit card fees specifically. i know the chairman has talked about finding a way to reduce these these -- these fees. that's going to be
to australia, australia is pretty big. you see things, and when you see things, you want those things to happen in our great city. so what i am saying plainly is this, while the impending very expensive traffic signals that take a lot of time to get the permits and so on, in the interim it is good to contact our senior citizens. we have a large population of senior citizens. it is good to contact schools and asked how children and their parents, the difficulties they have on san jose avenue, san bruno ave, which one of you supervisors know what happens there. something like putting uthis there will save many lives. so with this type of deliberation is giving to you about the flight in technology which takes years and years to be put in practice, we need to know in the interim what really has been done to save lives, because no price can be put on a life, especially a child like. thank you very much. -- especially a child's life. supervisor campos: thank you. colleagues, this is an action item. we have a motion. motion by commissioner wiener. second by commissioner avalos. can we go back to item
myself, yes, i still drive because there is no retirement in this job. this is a big safety issue when cab drivers don't want to take credit cards. the easiest way to make a safe is to make a cash list taxi. when you allow the police to charges for the credit cards, you discourage cab drivers from taking those credit cards. you will be responsible for having some of us slide some day. [applause] >> good afternoon. >> i would like to think chris for running these meetings that when on. this was done under a great dress and under relentless personal attacks. -- this is done under great duress. some issues have not been resolved, the credit card issues and the back seat terminal. that has put an end to the electronic waybills as far as i can see. we should be having a meter increase and i don't know what happened to that. i guess you have a technical reason. they think that you did that because you are stonewalling them. it was a bad decision on your part to take it off of the agenda. at any rate, i have said what i had to say. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. the point i want to add
. >> okay, take one big step forward. >> when i drop off a visually impaired customers, make sure you do not pull up at the shelter. you want to give them a straight shot so they can go to the left or the right. you want to pull in front or behind the shelter. never around any trees or pose. i usually let them know that they have about 10 feet before you. a straight shot, and wallace 10 feet away, and they can make the decision what they want to do from that point. every now and then, and visually impaired customer wants to be dropped off right at the shelter. so they can go to the left or the right from there. >> ok, you want to take one big step when you step off. the shelter is straight ahead. >> if i get on the bus and asked a bus driver to please tell me when to get off at seven straight, the bus driver very often will tell me to just look at the sign, and i will say that i cannot see the sign because and visually impaired. sometimes, the bus driver gets it. some of the time, the bus driver does not get it at all. it is really difficult when you do not see well to understand where t
are otherwise not in. frankly it is also an opportunity to connect to the big infrastructure investments that do not get a big rap -- good wrap all the time. you have a community where everyone lives on the trunk line. at the end of the castro shuttle or the parallel line, being in good shape, people farther out have a hard time accessing that service. these are projects that i intend to connect the dots in that way. to provide flexibility in the areas of bayview or hunters point. the more difficult or challenging areas and so on. comparatively speaking, this is not billions of dollars. this is taking the resources in the community and organizing them better. this could very well be worth of the research work that would have been through these consultant contracts in collaboration with that the agencies so that we can do more with the services that we have. >> it sounds like -- supervisor mar: it sounds like from public comment that these contracts are very important for the bayview hunters point mobility study. it looks like there were four different firms that responded to the rp and three of
] how about a big hand for all our great teachers? [applause] none of us would be here without them.
] >> barry -- last speaker card. >> good afternoon. i think you guys made a big mistake tabling all the taxi items for today and trying been meager increase and service improvements, while you have refused to look at the improvements that would make all the caps available in the city under iclone. why does everything have to be tied to making the mca money -- mta money? a lot of the people who are complaining are not taking advantage of these town halls and try to disrupt constructive discussion. so, i think this demonstration was important. [chime] you cannot forget the cab drivers. >> david posada, last person. >> good afternoon, everybody. if you read it, it is self- explanatory. this one is about identity that was given to me. they attempted one $1,000.104 $40,000. it was instituted by mta. i know the study very well. my experience. i saw the battery happen. what else could i say? [chime] this credit card operation i think is really on healthy, and i do not think it is appropriate -- is really unhealthy, and i do not think it is a proper. chairman nolan: should lead to a five-minute brea
are a big issue for the public. we want to have opportunities to enhance things for the public. with a brief overview on the level of service endorsed by the commission last july, this will be the guiding principle for regulatory compliance. flooding provides benefits to impacted communities and modification of the system for climate change, including economic stability. briefly, i want to overview the technical improvements that have been identified. there are approximately 20. we have systems to improve flooding screening in san francisco, better managing the eight watersheds in the city. we have improvements at each of the city's treatment plants. as well as infrastructure to meet disposal requirements. additionally, infrastructure has not been updated since the earthquake and it has failed since then. i want to highlight a few of the projects you will be seeing over the next six months. the first is the bay bridge improvement project surrounded by central shops and water department yards. we have neighbors directly across the street. one of our most key projects is the new bio-solid stra
are losing a big part of what makes san francisco so great, so i am very alarmed about declining families with young children in the city. i think and approach that looks also at the assets that are here and the resources that keep families here, that families aspire to stay in the city is well worth considering as well. i thank supervisor farrell for the hearing and look forward to working with you on it. >> thank you appear that concludes roll-call for introductions. -- thank you. that concludes will call for introductions. supervisor chiu: why don't we go to public comment? >> speakers using translation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time. a member of the public would like a document to be displayed on the overhead projector, please clearly states such and remove the document when the screen should return to live coverage of the meeting. >> good afternoon, supervisors. stop the corporate rape of the public library. privatization of our public assets goes hand-in-hand with the degradation of our democratic principles and undermining traditions of open government and publ
that there are a handful. we would attribute the big move in 2008 to the culture of overtime. there are people that run in overtime. it is built into their assignments effectively. a lot of work has been done to defeat that. whether we are moving to 20%, we will not know until we do it. we could take a look at the number of people who -- what the impact would be for 10-11 for the same group. if we move from 30% to 20%, for this study. , july to march, we have 63 people at over 20%, where it was 23% over 30%. additional people in that group will be managing. with overtime perhaps you could get more redistribution. it does not necessarily mean that there is less overtime work. other people will work it, possibly addressing the safety concerns the to raise. i want to also bring to the committee's attention -- i do not know that there is an answer for it, but once we grant an exemption for specific reasons, we do not have the capability or staffing to identify why. once we have granted exemptions, we are not able to track the services under which they get them. we can say that she could have an exemption,
completely abandoned the annual party? that is the big question. >> the annual party for the end of the year or the birthday party? >> the birthday party. >> the birthday party. >> no, i don't think that we have abandoned it. >> what about the elections? >> the commission decided to take it that we will calendar. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to the beautiful and quiet powell street, here in downtown san francisco. i am the director of public works. i am delighted to see all of you here today. we are here for a special occasion, a special group of folks that i want to introduce before we get going. starting to your far lesft, border supervisor david chiu. sitting next to him, the mayor of our great city, and elite. -- ed lee. [applause] the chief marketing officer for audi america, organizer of this event. [applause] the man whose design we will be enjoying, walter hood. and finally, the director of the business improvement district. [applause] here in san francisco, on a beautiful, sunny day, it is time to celebrate the innovative spirit of san francisco. we innovate social policy, hou
as it is a big project in my district. page eight, line nine. supervisor farrell, i would like to put forward his name. page eight, line 24, i would like to put forward supervisor wiener's name as the opponent to the ban on supers -- circumcision. i would ask to move all of this forward. >> i understand that the status of some of these measures are still unclear. i would suggest that we continue this item for a week so that we have a chance to understand and then we can make a final decision next week when all of these measures are clear. supervisor cohen: supervisor elsbernd, i am concerned, how did you come to select farrell and wiener to be your opponents? >> let me start in my district. the demolition ordinance that i've heard in the committee hearing, the sole reason it was put on the ballot was this. on the park measure, i have been very involved in creating the campaign committee that will hopefully defeat that measure. i was very involved in the rules committee hearing where we have had a significant discussion on the measure. rather than talk about who else will do it, i have not heard a
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